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Fermi Satellite Observes Billionth Gamma Ray with LAT Instrument

On April 12, one of the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope's instruments – the Large Area Telescope (LAT), which was conceived of and assembled at SLAC – detected its billionth extraterrestrial gamma ray.
10-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Develop a New Catalyst for Water Splitting

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Water-splitting systems require a very efficient catalyst to speed up the chemical reaction that splits water into hydrogen and oxygen, while preventing the gases from recombining back into water. Now an international research team, including...
3-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Origin of Milky Way’s Hypothetical Dark Matter Signal May Not Be So Dark

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A mysterious gamma-ray glow at the center of the Milky Way is most likely caused by pulsars. The findings cast doubt on previous interpretations of the signal as a potential sign of dark matter.
2-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Where Scientist Meets Machine: A Fresh Approach to Experimental Design at SLAC X-Ray Laser

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Big leaps in technology require big leaps in design ­– entirely new approaches that can take full advantage of everything the technology has to offer. That’s the thinking behind a new initiative at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National...
26-Apr-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Machine Learning Dramatically Streamlines Search for More Efficient Chemical Reactions

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A catalytic reaction may follow thousands of possible paths, and it can take years to identify which one it actually takes so scientists can tweak it and make it more efficient. Now researchers at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National...
24-Apr-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

What Can You Study in Femtoseconds? Materials

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When Aaron Lindenberg was introduced to ultrafast science as a first-year grad student at UC Berkeley, he was immediately hooked. He knew he wanted to be part of a hot research field that explores nature’s speediest processes and lets us see the...
21-Apr-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Beyond Femtoseconds

Hopefully you've discovered this week how femtosecond science provides revolutionary views of some of nature’s fastest phenomena. You now know how mind-bogglingly fast a femtosecond passes, and you might be thinking things couldn't get much...
21-Apr-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

What Can You Study in Femtoseconds? High Energy Density Physics

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It might be difficult to imagine a job that spans understanding the cosmos, bringing fusion energy to Earth, and treating cancer, but that’s exactly what Siegfried Glenzer does.
20-Apr-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Q&A: SLAC Theorist Lance Dixon Explains Quantum Gravity

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In this Q&A, Particle Physics and Astrophysics Professor Lance Dixon of Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory explains one approach to developing such a theory, called quantum gravity.
18-Nov-2015 12:05 PM EST

SLAC Researchers to Present at AAAS 2015

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory researchers will share the latest discoveries and innovations in a wide range of fields at this year’s AAAS Annual Meeting (Feb. 12-16 in San Jose, Calif.), including X-ray lasers, quantum materials, citizen...
10-Feb-2015 6:40 PM EST

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